Sunday, 1 May 2016

Silver and Gold Spinner Wedding Rings

I'm often asked to make wedding rings, or couples come to my studio to make their own! Sue and Noelle wanted spinner/meditation wedding rings, but they wanted them to be different from the ones I usually make, they had to be far narrower and the spinning ring could not stick out too much, these rings are to be worn every day, so must be comfortable. They were to be constructed in a totally different way from how I usually make these rings, I had to create a silver channel for the spinning gold ring to sit - and most importantly - move!

The beginning... the basic silver ring shank is soldered, a strip of gold wire awaits its form.
All the players ready and waiting to get it together! Silver shanks, silver channels and gold spinning rings.
On the jewellers bench, silver and gold wedding rings, polished and waiting for the big day.

Friday, 25 March 2016

5 Week Workshop

I've been super busy with workshops and one of my 5 week workshops has come to an end with amazing results! Emma, Jackie and Richard had no experience making jewellery, but they had great ideas, all three decided to made spinner/meditation rings, Emma opted to add a blue paua shell, they all wanted to learn the basic skills to make silver jewellery, a 5 week workshops allows that, time to think about projects and no rush to finish. Thank you to all three for inspired work!

Emma's spinner ring with blue paua shell.
Emma's textured pendant with gorgeous amethyst.
Jackie's silver and brass v shaped stacking rings.
Richard's textured spinner/meditation ring.
Jackie's silver and copper spinner/meditation ring.


Sunday, 24 January 2016

Jewels from the Lake..

My recent summers spent in the Lake District have inspired a whole new range of jewellery, I became obsessed with slate walls, I have so many photographs of them, I imagine the slates made from silver, the odd gold one, stones peeping out from between, secret doors.. gold leaves growing around, layer upon layer.. Sparkling lakes, gold, grey, blue, mauve, green.... inky blue... going to smoky black. I have a sketch book full of designs, these earrings are the first to be realised ... I only hope I have time to create the rest..


Saturday, 16 January 2016

Hello 2016!!

Well hello 2016, you came around pretty fast, you can slow down now..... Hope you all have a healthy, happy and creative one!! Come along to my studio in the Upper Storehouse Corbridge and make jewellery to banish those cold dark winter days! My new 2016 Winter/Spring workshops schedule is now online, pop over to my Workshops page to view it or my website,
Due to the popularity of my half day taster class I am now running a new workshop, Simply Lovely Silver Stacking Rings, this is a longer workshop than my taster class to enable you to make a number of silver rings, different widths and textures, personalise, add embellishments, mix and match your own handmade rings!

Remember if two or more people would like to attend a workshop we can arrange a day to suit you and make what you want..! Just get in touch to book a place,